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Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia

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Entry ID

GGD648

Summary

The map of Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia was derived from the National Atlas of Mongolia (Sodnom and Yanshin, 1990). The data set depicts the distribution and general properties of permafrost and seasonally frozen ground and locations of specific cryogenic phenomena in Mongolia. Two plates were digitized. One plate, at a scale of 1:12,000,000, depicts four general geocryological zones: continuous and discontinuous permafrost, insular and sparsely insular permafrost, sporadic permafrost, and seasonally frozen ground. The second plate, at a scale of 1:4,500,000, depicts 14 different terrain classifications determined according to elevation, mean annual air temperature, permafrost thickness and thaw depth, and seasonal frozen ground freeze depth. The locations of six specific cryogenic phenomena are also included: perennial frost mounds, icings, thermokarst, cryogenic landslides, solifluction, and cryogenic planation. Data are available via FTP as ESRI shapefiles.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 52.22926°     S: 40.60767°     E: 121.35476°     W: 87.00179°    

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Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Sodnom, N. and A. L. Yanshin, eds.
Dataset Title: Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia
Dataset Release Date: 2005-09-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd648.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ASIA EASTERN ASIA MONGOLIA

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Ground Ice
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Ground Ice
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground

Ancillary Keywords

  • Active Layer Depth
  • Air Temperature
  • Continuous Permafrost
  • Discontinuous Permafrost
  • Freeze depth
  • Frozen Ground
  • Ground Ice
  • Mountain Permafrost
  • Permafrost Distribution
  • Permafrost Extent
  • Permafrost Features
  • Permafrost Properties
  • Thaw Depth
  • Thermokarst

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Elevation
  • Geoscientific Information

Quality

The maps were digitized by first scanning the images at high resolution and then rectifying the image to the Digital Chart of the World's boundary may of Mongolia. No projection information was available on the original map, so the projection was chosen to best rectify the map.

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 4.7 MB
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)

Personnel

N. Sodnom
Role: INVESTIGATOR

A. L. Yanshin
Role: INVESTIGATOR

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Reference

Sodnom, N. and A. L. Yanshin, eds. 1990. Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation, in the National Atlas of Mongolia. Ulan Bator, Mongolia/Moscow: GUGK. Plates 40 and 41, scale 1:4,500,000

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-28

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